Tom Parker of British-Irish boy band The Wanted died Wednesday. He was 33.
The singer’s wife, Kelsey Parker, announced on Instagram that he lost his battle with terminal brain cancer.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side. Our hearts are broken,” she wrote.
“Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.”
Kelsey, 32, then thanked Tom’s fans for their support.
“We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children,” she concluded.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout. He fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you ❤️💫✨❤️.”
Tom was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as glioblastoma in October 2020, sharing the news via Instagram.
“We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way,” he wrote. “We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease and look for all available treatment options. It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this.”